Private Meeting, Site Viewing Working Party - Thursday, 20th May, 2021 12.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - Via Skype for Business. View directions

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To approve the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 22 April 2021


Declarations of Interests


Site Visits


APP/20/00990 (East Hampshire District Council Ref 51680/001) -
Havant Thicket, adjacent to Sir George Staunton Country Park,
Reservoir and Pipe Line, Middle Park Way, Havant

Proposal:      Hybrid application seeking:


1)        Full Planning permission for Development of a reservoir for raw water storage, A pumped storage reservoir, with the minimum required total storage capacity of 8,700 million litres (Ml), to support the planned bulk supply transfer of at least 21Ml/d in extreme (currently defined as 1:200 year) drought conditions; Construction of an earth embankment adjacent to Staunton Country Park ; Construction of an overflow discharge/spillway at the south-western side of the reservoir and associated works; Construction of a new junction on the B2149 Manor Lodge Road and a new junction on Swanmore Road. Provision of viewing areas on the southern embankment and western edge of the reservoir.


                        2)      Outline application for (matters to be considered outlined in Table 2.2 in the submitted Development Specification) control house partially incorporated within landscaped earth mounding adjacent to the south west embankment; together with provision of other earth embankments. Construction of a visitor centre / cafe, with storage areas and welfare facilities to the northwest of the reservoir to be used for recreational and education purposes; Provision of picnic area(s) and children's play area(s).  Access routes from both junctions to the visitor car park; visitor car park comprising 193 car parking spaces and between 70 and 75 overflow spaces plus spaces for staff, coach/minibus and disabled drivers sited to the north west of the reservoir. Creation of a permanent wetland on the northern side of the reservoir and construction of bird watching hide/screen(s); recreational facilities for public amenity. Provision of perimeter tracks and a network of bridleways, cycle paths and footpaths; Construction of a slipway on the western bank of the reservoir for operational use only and a small section of the proposed pipeline (210m).


(for committee report and papers see the agenda for the Planning Committee to be held on 20 May 2021)


APP/20/00991 - Pipeline from Proposed Reservoir Site, Middle
Park Way to land adjacent to, West Street, Havant

Proposal:                Outline application for (matters to be considered outlined in Table 2.2 in the submitted Development Specification) development of a new pipeline to transfer water from Bedhampton Springs to fill the reservoir in the winter and draw it off to treat and supply when needed in the summer comprising: Construction of an underground, bi-directional pipeline linking the reservoir with the existing pumping station at Bedhampton; Emergency drawdown discharge structure at Hermitage Stream; Upgrades to existing culverts; Washout and air valve chambers (typically below ground)


(for report and papers see agenda for Planning Committee to be held on 20 May 2021)